The Syros Port
You can easily and comfortably travel by a ferry from Piraeus, Rafina and the surrounding islands to Syros. You can also book your ferry tickets online via Greeceport.com for a more comfortable and carefree journey. The journey from Piraeus to Syros takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes on a conventional ferry and about 2 hours on a speedboat. In the summer there are also ferry itineraries from Rafina and the journey lasts about 4 hours. The port and the capital of Syros, Ermoupoli, with its class and greatness, will enchant you at first sight. The stately houses, the City Hall, the Apollo Theater as well as its tourist infrastructure make it a true jewel.
Connection With Other Islands
Syros has a ferry connection with the following ports: Piraeus (Athens), Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Astypalaia, Chios, Donoussa, Folegandros, Ios, Iraklia, Kea (Tzia), Kimolos, Kos, Koufonisia, Kythnos, Lavrio, Leros, Lesvos (Mytilini), Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Patmos, Rhodes, Santorini, Schinousa, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, Thirassia, Tinos.
You can now book ferry tickets online for Syros via Greeceport.com. If you plan to travel during July and August, it’s best if you have booked several days or weeks earlier to avoid hitches. You should also know that round-trip/return ferry tickets come with a considerable discount.
Syros has got a very good transportation system which makes it an ideal destination for those who choose to use the island buses during their holidays. From very early in the morning till very late at night there are bus itineraries from and to Ermoupoli, the other provinces of Syros, the villages and the beaches. On your way out of the port, you will find the bus stop and the buses to transport you to your chosen destination. If you wish to travel faster, you can get on one of the taxis parked outside the port. The taxis and radio taxis of the island are always available. Syros has several car and motorbike rental agencies for those who wish to explore the island, the attractions and the beaches in their own vehicle. Bear in mind that Syros is busy island and if you have not made a reservation, you may find it difficult to rent a car or a motorbike, especially in the summer.
The queen of the Cyclades
Imposing buildings, samples of a glorious past, neoclassical mansions, special churches, beautiful beaches, traditional villages. Is the ‘queen of the Cyclades’. It’s Syros! An island with cultural, shipbuilding and industrial tradition.
Here you will have a plethora of choices for activities, fun, but also your tours. The near distance from the port of Piraeus and its regular connection with it but also with the other islands of the Cyclades, makes the island very popular. It would not be exaggeration if we said that the whole city is a lively attraction-the famous Miaouli square, the imposing building of the town hall with the monumental stairs, which is the island’s most famous attraction, the Apollo Municipal Theater, whose interior decoration is a miniature of Scala di Milano and the Church of St. Nicholas, the patron saint of the island with its special, blue dome and the marble details, are just some of the great points that you will admire.
A highly prestigious neighbourhood of Ermoupoli is Vaporia, to the east side of the town. Most homes in the neighbourhood are neoclassical mansions, with towering form, sophisticated decoration and marble investments, while overlooking the sea is captivating. In general, the tour of the island is full of surprises, as it is characterized by the alternations of its landscapes. As one crosses the hinterland, notes the barren mountains to give their position on the fertile plains and the cosmopolitan beaches or the small and secluded coves.
The villages with the traditional architecture and the seaside resorts with their majestic mansions, reveal the uniqueness of this island.
On the other hand, the entertainment can satisfy all the tastes. Apart from the bars and the very good clubs with live music, on the island there is also cinema and theater . However, if you want to try your luck, go to the Casino. Sites that you should note: Azolimnos, Galissas, Kini, Megas Gialos, Finikas, Posidonia, Vari.
Marshmallow of Syros
The refugees from Chios, brought to the island the art of manufacture of marshmallow, which is now worldwide known.
Happy Holidays in Syros!!!